Let freedom ring in North America (and throughout the rest of the world) because we’ll just use any ol’ excuse to have a bookish giveaway, won’t we? Personally, I love it, and I’m sure you do, too. That’s why you’re here, isn’t it? To enter my bookish giveaway? I’m sure it is. I’d like to think it’ s because of my witty writing, good charm, and fantastic social networking skills, but you want the goods. In fact, it’s the middle of the hop, so you just want me to GET ON WITH IT already. (Most of you have probably scrolled down to where it says “Fill out form,” by now anyway. I thank those of you still reading. It’s a writer’s nightmare not to be read.)
Last time, I gave you a bunch of humorous ways to earn extra entries for my giveaway, but this time, they’re actually going to count. Again, this is “extra” so you don’t actually *have* to do it, but if you do, you get 1 extra entry. As many of you know the final Harry Potter movie releases on July 15, and in the movie (as in the book), Fred Weasley supposedly dies (I’m not giving anything away because most, if not all of you read the Harry Potter books. Plus, there’s an excerpt from an article about it right here). However, I think we should take a vote as to whether or not we truly think Fred is dead. If you vote “no” you get an extra punto, if you vote “yes” you get NOTHING, NOTHING AT ALL! At the end of this highly scientific and completely unbiased poll, we’ll see what the readers of Backseat Writer think. I’ll announce the winner and the poll results on July 8.
(Note: A few of you have remarked that even though Fred is “dead,” you are going along with me to get the extra entry. Andye at ReadingTeen.net and I discussed the matter of Fred’s death over Twitter and came up with more observations–1. We never get to see George’s response to Fred’s death, just a generic Weasley family response. Therefore, Fred cannot be dead. 2. Tonks and Lupin’s death remain unexplained, so they can’t really be dead either. Because they’re two of my favorite characters, it only makes sense that Fred isn’t dead either. 3. It’s too mean to kill Fred and not George and vice versa. My mind cannot comprehend the cruelty, so I just deny it. 4. As Andye pointed out, Percy should have died in Fred’s place because no one likes Percy and it would have been his final heroic act. Plus, it would make Fred a better person. If you’re STILL not convinced, you can read this fan fic called “Fox Ears,” in which a writer actually undeads Fred. I don’t read much fan fic, but I really enjoyed this story.)
What can you win, you ask with baited breath? Besides the satisfaction of knowing that you saved a fictional character from an unfair and untimely death in the blood bath that is the second half of Deathly Hallows, you can also win….
Book of Choice (up to $10)
To enter, you have to fill out….
Or you can click on this picture of movie Fred and George (I picture them a little differently, but this will do) to get to THE FORM. I like to give you options.
Now here are the boring details. The giveaway ends on July 7 at 11: 59 PM EST and the winner will be announced on July 8 (or so). The winner can choose between a $10 Amazon gift card (delivered via email) or a book up to $10 from The Book Depository. If The Book Depository delivers to you, then you are eligible to enter this giveaway. One entry per person. Double entries will be deleted. You might want to leave a comment to remind yourself that you’ve entered here. Thank you to our the lovely Freedom Giveaway Hop co-hosts, Kathy of I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Stacie of Simply Stacie.
Naturally, if you want to hang around Backseat Writer and read my posts, follow me on Twitter, or just leave me flattering remarks, you are more than welcome. There is only ONE way to extra that EXTRA ENTRY…and you know what it is. Thanks for stopping by!